(“Light Dolly on Maytag Set,” photographer unknown, ca. 1950s. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 320-10333.)

A woman stands holding a shirt next to a washing machine on a motion picture set. Men stand near the stage controlling lighting and a motion picture camera. A man sits in a director’s chair. Identified on the back of the photograph: “light dolly on Maytag set.”

Click HERE to browse more historic images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

 

2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 11/7/11: Light Dolly on Maytag Set

  1. Lonnie says:

    These images kind of confuse me. Was this shot taken in the Colorado Springs area? If not, and if we don’t know who the photographer was, then why show it?

    • Noel Black says:

      All the images on the PPLD Historic Photo of the Day are taken from the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive. I’m guessing this particular photo was taken at Alexander Film Company here locally where they shot many national commercials.

News

 Courtesy of the Kelder family
January 27, 2015 | NPR · After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.
 

Getty Images
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren’t doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.
 

Courtesy of Sundance Institute
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that “blew people away” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Sundance Institute
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that “blew people away” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
 

January 26, 2015 | NPR · From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.
 

NPR
January 26, 2015 | NPR · Now that the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has made more than $100 million at the box office in just three weeks, NPR’s movie critic Bob Mondello has a modest musical proposal.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
January 26, 2015 | NPR · Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is named for the words inscribed on Paddington Bear’s suitcase.
 

Courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
January 26, 2015 | WQXR · Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.
 

AFP/Getty Images
January 26, 2015 | NPR · Greek songman Demis Roussos lived an enormously colorful life, from his start as a prog-rock pioneer to being held captive by Hezbollah terrorists. He died Sunday at age 68 in Athens.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab